Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, received David Hurley, Governor General of Australia on Monday.

During the meeting, held in Qasr Al Shati, Sheikh Mohamed and Hurley reviewed bilateral relations between the UAE and Australia and ways to improve them in all areas.

They also discussed a number of issues of common interest and the latest regional and global developments.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Governor General of Australia and expressed his gratitude for Australia’s condemnation of Houthi terrorist attacks on civilian areas and facilities in the United Arab Emirates.

The two sides discussed Australia’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and the importance of this participation in highlighting its civilization, its vision for the future and the development opportunities it offers for cooperation and partnership with the United Arab Emirates and other countries.

In turn, Hurley renewed his condemnation of the terrorist attacks and expressed his country’s solidarity with the United Arab Emirates.

He also expressed his joy at visiting the UAE and wished further progress and development for the two countries.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Special Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and a number of senior officials attended the meeting.